Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving at the Loft

Thanksgiving for the last several years has been a time when we would get away and go on a little mini vacation.  Generally we would spend just a few days in Orlanda and have fun and reconnect as a family.  This year however we decided to stay home and spend Thanksgiving with family and friends enjoying a wonderful dinner with all the trimmings. Here are some photos of our feast

The turkey as it is just going into the oven

Green Bean Casserole

Pumpkin Dump Cake (yum!)

Our festive table

Beautiful fall flowers in a Florida inspired vase of cranberries and orange slices

Handmade mini Pumpkin tea light holders

Fresh cranberry filled tea light holders

Our happy gathering

After dinner we held a special celebration in honor of Cassidy's 11th birthday (Nov. 29th)

We hope your Thanksgiving was as festive as ours.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A view from Canada

Hey everyone,

I know it has been awhile.  Sadly my studio (A.K.A. My kitchen) has been converted back to just kitchen.  The art supplies, bins of fabric, sewing essentials and all of the other fun things I enjoy working with have been mostly packed away in anticipation of a move.  My husband and I finally made the decision to once again try to move.  We tried to move 7 or 8 years ago but unfortunately our timing was bad and just when we put our house on the market the market went bust.  Hopefully things will work out better this time around - but I will keep you posted.  In the meantime I will try to keep posting of what I'm working on, when I actually can work on something.


This past summer we were Canada bound for a family vacation to celebrate 20 wonderful years of marriage. To commemorate this milestone anniversary we decided to take our daughters and rent a house on Prince Edward Island, Canada  but first we would spend a few days in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Here are a few pictures from the trip.

Looking happy at 5 am at the airport waiting for our flight
The sun just coming up at the airport
Cassie and I on the plane
Waiting for our connection in New York's LaGuardia Airport
Arriving in Nova Scotia

The waterfront behind the Marriott Halifax Harbourview Hotel

A view from our room

The harbor at night

The Citadel
Walking around the city
At the International Tattoo
Going whale watching.  We didn't see any whales, but we had a nice boat ride and we got to see some seals
Discovered Cows - The best ice cream in the world
More Cows love
On the drive to the Woods Island to catch the ferry to Prince Edward Island
Stopping at McDonald's for lunch,  It was strange to see lobster on the menu
Waiting to get on the ferry
Our first view of Prince Edward Island
I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen so far.  Stay tuned for my next posting where I will share pictures from the our week on the Island.